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REPORTING · 5th May 2011
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat held a Health and Safety Fair at Riverlodge on Saturday, April 30th. The big gym was full of displays with larger demonstrations taking place outside.

“Today is our Kitimat Health and Safety Fair in conjunction with the Kitimat Health Unit and all other organizations such as the Kitimat RCMP, Kitimat Fire Department, Thornhill Fire Department and Vitality. We’re out here promoting health and safety,” said Fire Fighter Alex Dobri.

Entry to the fair was a can of food for the food bank. There were draws promoting nutrition and safety products such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

There were displays of safety equipment. The RCMP brought out a seat demonstration where unbelted dummies were thrown from a rotating vehicle cab. The fire trucks were also giving fire truck rides.

Northern Health was there promoting ways to stay healthy and stay out of the hospital. Nutrition was at the front of the gym with the good food box. Blood pressure and blood sugar levels were tested.

“I think [people will] bring away that it was a fun day and in that fun day, they learnt and gained some information regarding nutrition and home and life safety information,” said Dobri.
Dobri, Mayor Monaghan and Collier with a stack of donations for the Food Bank
Dobri, Mayor Monaghan and Collier with a stack of donations for the Food Bank
Only dummies ride in this demonstration.  They are tossed from the vehical for not wearing their seatbelt.
Only dummies ride in this demonstration. They are tossed from the vehical for not wearing their seatbelt.
Young and Rowlett present balloons and water safety.
Young and Rowlett present balloons and water safety.